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Michael Phelps ends retirement ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics

The most decorated swimmer of all time may be getting ready to make an Olympic comeback at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

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Stephanie Rice confirms retirement from swimming

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Triple Olympic champion Stephanie Rice has officially announced her retirement from competitive swimming.

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Ian Thorpe 'in good spirits' as he fights infection - manager

Ian Thorpe in hospital (Thumbnail)

Reports that swimming great might lose the use of his arm are "nonsense", his manager says.

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Grant Hackett says he is back on track

Grant Hackett arrives in Los Angeles, February 26.

Olympic swimming champion Grant Hackett has left rehab saying he feels proud he had the courage to seek treatment for a sleeping pill addiction.

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Relaxed Campbell ready to silence the doubters

Stathi Paxinos The world championship that Cate Campbell won in Barcelona last year not only cemented her as the world's No.

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Redemption for Canberra swimmer Ben Treffers as he qualifies for Commonwealth Games

Canberra swimmer Ben Treffers.

Chris Dutton Canberra swimmer Ben Treffers has revealed he needed to fall in love with the sport again.

Reigning champ Alicia Coutts pulls out of 100 freestyle in Glasgow

Alicia Coutts.

Stathi Paxinos There will be no defending champion in the 100-metre freestyle at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games because Alicia Coutts has withdrawn from the event at Australia's selection trials.

Belinda Hocking learns to believe on road to Commonwealth Games

Belinda Hocking.

Stathi Paxinos Belinda Hocking is just getting to a stage in her career where she believes, where she does not need to be told that she is good enough, she knows she is.

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Rising distance stars Mack Horton and Jordan Harrison push each other towards the top

Mack Horton (right) with David McKeon after the latter won the 400m freestyle final in Brisbane last Tuesday.

Stathi Paxinos The teenage pair have their sights on the mantle of the world's best distance swimmer, China's Sun Yang.

Eamon Sullivan not ready to be written off yet

Eamon Sullivan.

Stathi Paxinos Eamon Sullivan cringes a little bit when he sees stories published about him nowadays, because of a simple word that often precedes his name.

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Australian swim team seeks winning edge for Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Cameron McEvoy.

Stathi Paxinos The Australian swim team was facing a challenge to fulfil the goal of winning 53 medals at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games as set out by the Australian Sports Commission Winning Edge report release...

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Mack Horton tests himself against the greats

Mack Horton is congratulted by Jordan Harrison (left) after winning the men's 1500-metre freestyle final on Sunday.

Stathi Paxinos Mack Horton has a piece of paper stuck above his bed with times of the best distance swimmers in history.

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Australia picks 59-strong swim team for Glasgow

Eamon Sullivan

Stathi Paxinos Australia will have a 59-strong team for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games although triple Olympian Eamon Sullivan will have to pass a fitness test in coming weeks after being set to have his third...

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Swimming stars find inspiration close to home

Winning team: Cate (left) and Bronte Campbell.

Stathi Paxinos Australian swim stars Cate and Bronte Campbell do not need to look far for grounding when they feel themselves get caught up in ‘first-world’ problems.

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James Magnussen confident before Commonwealth Games trials

James Magnussen.

Stathi Paxinos James Magnussen says he is in the best place he's been, physically and mentally, on the eve of the Commonwealth Games selection trials.

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Cate Campbell gets inspiration from Grant Hackett as a role model

Cate Campbell says she gained inspiration from the leadership qualities of Grant Hackett.

Stathi Paxinos Cate Campbell knows the kind of leader she would like to become within the Australian swim team. The role models came in the shape of a team legend who simply took the time to make her feel...

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Melanie Schlanger in the swim despite doctor's orders

Toughing it out: Melanie Schlanger has again battled injury before a big competition.

Stathi Paxinos Some sporting careers do not travel the easiest path, and so it is with Melanie Schlanger.

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Grant Hackett deserves to be remembered as the leader of golden generation: coach

Olympic champion: Grant Hackett.

Stathi Paxinos Grant Hackett should be remembered as the leader of Australia's golden generation of swimming and not for his post-career problems, former coach Denis Cotterell has declared.

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Formerly British Ellen Gandy ready to swim for Australia at Glasgow Commonwealth Games

True-blue Aussie: Ellen Gandy.

Stathi Paxinos Ellen Gandy hopes the Australian questions will now go away as does not know just what more she has to prove where he allegiances now lie.

New coach wants an Australian swimmer in every Olympic final

Swimming Australia National Head Coach, Jacco Verhaeren, at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra on Wednesday 19 February 2014.
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Stathi Paxinos The Australian swim team would have a finalist in every Olympic race by the 2020 Games in Tokyo, if not by 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, new head coach Jacco Verhaeren has declared.